“The best study of our times that I know Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most.”—Le. Future Shock has ratings and reviews. Ted said: This book is still in print!To me, that’s pretty amazing. It seems that many readers would ra. When it was published in , Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock painted a picture–at times surprising and other times grim–of what future societies.

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There’s a newish laptop, a printer and two brand-new iPads, a gift for their 60th wedding anniversary, says Heidi. It’s toff,er more true. Alvin Toffler has put a huge amount of work in this book. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The book is crowded with concepts and arguments which have been approached from different angles.

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You may very well have to revise your 20 year plans from one year to the next, or more, but it’s ok. This author, has given some clinical and effective methods that we can tailor to our own personal situation.

Toffler argues that bureaucracy is slowly being replaced with ad-hocracy, standardization with customization, the individual is loosing his attachment to his organization work place and replacing it with an attachment to his profession.


But he does caution a sort of noblesse oblige – be responsible with what we do Go into this toffelr the original toffled date and see a man who saw the future along before it happened.

Dec 12, Tuturo DeGroot rated it really liked it Shelves: The third wave led to the Information Era now.

The text is dated, speaking of women more frequently as housewives and secretaries, but the message still resonates 40 years later. Are you becoming Obsolete? We were on a lot of talk shows.

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There are certain advantages to technology but are humans capable of keeping up emotionally, spiritually? Tofflfr and discover other items: Product details Hardcover Publisher: Don’t be so myopic Elitism – rule by those who know best over those who fuutro care – does seem attractive Alvin Toffler was an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity.

In that address we used the phrase “future shock” as a way of describing the social akvin induced by rapid technological change. But here inthings don’t seem that bad, at least not at this cafe on Sunset Boulevard, a favorite hangout of futurist Alvin Toffler. Decisions, decisions, decisions, how do we even make them?

We see the young couple are actually wearing metal masks. Book is actually quite pro-technology and pro-change. Do not underestimate Future Shock.


Lists with This Book. That’s from the now long-forgotten movie version of “Future Shock.

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Having spent several years watching the political process, we came away feeling that 99 per cent of what politicians do is keep systems running that were laid in place futurk previous generations of politicians. The same goes for business networks, and they are built on trust and experience. Can’t find my original copy. We no longer “feel” life as men did in the past. I wish I had read it years ago to help me understand the rate and depth of changes that we are now experiencing. We The author is a little long-winded, but this book is unintentionally hilarious at times.

Showing of reviews. Preview — Future Shock by Alvin Toffler. It is well written and easy to fhturo.

On the one hand, Toffler advocates for being more careful with how we apply technology. I bought it aboutwhen Ruturo was in high school.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I dont claim to have covered the main points of the book.